New Hampshire transfer QB Max Brosmer commits to Gophers

–> The FCS’s leader in passing yards from a season ago Max Brosmer has committed to Minnesota after taking his official visit over the weekend.

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In a weekend that saw both RB Darius Taylor and WR Daniel Jackson announce their return to the Gophers next season, the Maroon & Gold capped it off with another huge splash adding New Hampshire QB Max Brosmer from the transfer portal. He led the FCS in passing yards last season with 3,459 yards, 29 TDs and 6 INTs. He will now look to replace Athan Kaliakmanis under center for Minnesota in 2024.

Who is Max Brosmer?:

Max Brosmer grew up in Roswell, Georgia — a large suburb of nearly 90,000 people right outside of Atlanta. He broke onto the recruiting scene after throwing for 3,459 yards and 31 touchdown passes at Centennial High School in his senior season. He was incredibly under-recruited out of high school as the 3,690th-best player in the class of 2019 according to 247sports and the 150th-ranked Pro Style passer. With no other D1 offer and only PWO interest, he decided to commit to New Hampshire.

Brosmer contributed for the Wildcats right away starting the final 10 games in his true freshman season. There were growing pains with only 1,726 yards, 10 TDs and 11 INTs, but he would improve every season. The 2020/2021 seasons were a mess at the FCS level due to COVID, so he came back in 2022 much improved throwing for 3,154 yards, 27 TDs and 8 INTs. He followed that up last season with 3,459 yards, which was best in the FCS level for 29 TDs and 6 INTs en route to All-CAA Honors.

After entering the Transfer Portal following the season, he received plenty of interest, but the Gophers put on the full-court press and got him on an official visit last weekend. Most publications rank him as a Top 8 player in the position in the portal, so Minnesota was able to land a big fish on their first cast into the big lake they call the portal.

  • Scouting Report:

Listed at 6-foot-2, 221 pounds Brosmer is a primary pocket passer that has the athleticism to move around the pocket and make plays out of strutcture. After watching a season that saw the Gophers fail to utilize Athan Kaliakmanis’ running ability, Brosmer likely fits the mold of what Minnesota wants from the position. He is an incredibly talented pure passer who can make any throw in the book. He completed 61.8% of his passes throughout his career at UNH and can do anything that a UMN offense would ask him to do. His experience and consistent play can give the Gophers a fresh look at the position that they need.


Instant Reaction:

After retaining Darius Taylor and Daniel Jackson the Gophers made another massive move adding Max Brosmer from the portal. Less than a week after seeing Athan Kaliakmanis enter his name into the portal, PJ Fleck has found his replacement. Brosmer isn’t your typical FCS QB and he often works with renowned QB coach Quincy Avery, who also works with NFL QBs such as Deshaun Watson, Jordan Love and Josh Dobbs. Brosmer is an incredibly talented thrower who has great experience and he’s shown the ability to play consistent football at a high level.

December was set to be a massive month for this program and when Athan entered the portal at the end of November there were a lot of different directions it could go. Taylor, Jackson and Brosmer on this offense next season is reason for optimism and hope. There is no reason why that trio cannot provide the same hype and excitement that the Gophers had heading into 2023. I doubt this is the last big move on the offense, but it’s a huge move for PJ Fleck as he heads into a pivotal season.

What is next?:

The transfer portal officially opened 12 AM (ET) on Dec. 4. While players were able to informally announce their intentions prior, it is now officially open (whatever that means). So don’t expect transfer news to slow down anytime soon and I fully expect Brosmer to be the first of many to commit to the Gophers. With so much uncertainty at the position, it is a huge win and selling point for Minnesota to get this done early in the process. With only three QBs currently set to be on the roster for next season, I wouldn’t be shocked if they look to even add another PWO transfer or HS player, but Brosmer, Drake Lindsey and (PWO) Max Shikenjanski will be the three likely players in the QB room next season.

Another RB, OL depth, CB depth and S depth are likely the biggest needs remaining on this roster but that could all change in an instant depending on who enters. I will do my best to keep you all updated on news and notes so buckle up and strap in for what could likely be a wild offseason.

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